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Carl Linnaeus

Carl Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as Carl von Linné), was a Swedish botanist, zoologist, taxonomist, and physician who formalised binomial nomenclature, the modern system of naming organisms. He is known as the "father of modern taxonomy". Many of his writings were in Latin, and his name is rendered in Latin as Carolus Linnæus... Read More

Born23 May 1707
Råshult, Stenbrohult parish (now within Älmhult Municipality), Sweden
Died10 January 1778 (aged 70)
Hammarby (estate), Danmark parish (outside Uppsala), Sweden
FieldsBiology, Botany, Zoology


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